Sad Day/Every Day

01. Emily Haines - “Pretty Head” (Cut In Half and Also Double)
02. Maria Taylor - “Xanax” (11:11)
03. Cat Low - “Kiss the World” (Kiss the World)
04. Feist (Diplo Remix) - “Feist” (Singles and Duplicates)
05. Chairlift - “Bruises” (Does You Inspire You)
06. Tegan and Sara - “Take Me Anywhere” (So Jealous)
07. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - “Our Hell” (Knives Don’t Have Your Back)
08. Azure Ray - “No Signs of Pain” (November)
09. Inara George - “Can’t Say No” (Accidental Experiment)
10. The Fiery Furnaces - “I’m Waiting to Know You” (Bitter Tea)
11. The Weepies - “Nobody Knows Me At All” (Say I Am You)
12. Jenny Owens Youngs - “Fuck Was I” (Batten The Hatches)
13. Dntel - “Rock My Boat (Feat. Mia Doi Todd)” (Dumb Luck)
14. Electric President - “Good Morning Hypocrite” (Electric President”
15. The Weepies - “Love Doesn’t Last Too Long” (Say I Am You)
16. Kind of Like Spitting - “He Calls Me” (Bridges Worth Burning)
17. The Dismemberment Plan - “What Do You Want Me To Say?” (Emergency & I)
18. Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s - “Jen is Bringing the Drugs” (The Dust of Retreat)
19. The Last Shadow People - “My Mistakes Were Made For You” (The Age of the Understatement)
20. Bonobo - “If You Stayed Over (feat. Fink)” (Days to Come)
21. Mates of State - “Lullaby Haze” (Re-Arrange Us)
22. Uh Huh Her - “Not a Love Song” (Common Reaction)
23. Lucinda Williams - “Are You Down” (Essence)
24. Maria Taylor - “My Own Fault” (Lynn Teeter Flower)
25. Sara Bareilles - “Bottle It Up” (Little Voice)
26. Reverend and The Makers - “He Said He Loved Me” (The State of Things)
27. The Good Life - “Empty Bed” (Black Out)
28. Denison Witmer - “I Would Call You Now” (Safe Away)
29. Menomena - “Wet and Rusting” (Wet and Rusting)
30. Kinnie Star - “Please Hold My Hand” (Anything)

Sad Day/Every Day

01. Emily Haines - “Pretty Head” (Cut In Half and Also Double)
02. Maria Taylor - “Xanax” (11:11)
03. Cat Low - “Kiss the World” (Kiss the World)
04. Feist (Diplo Remix) - “Feist” (Singles and Duplicates)
05. Chairlift - “Bruises” (Does You Inspire You)
06. Tegan and Sara - “Take Me Anywhere” (So Jealous)
07. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - “Our Hell” (Knives Don’t Have Your Back)
08. Azure Ray - “No Signs of Pain” (November)
09. Inara George - “Can’t Say No” (Accidental Experiment)
10. The Fiery Furnaces - “I’m Waiting to Know You” (Bitter Tea)
11. The Weepies - “Nobody Knows Me At All” (Say I Am You)
12. Jenny Owens Youngs - “Fuck Was I” (Batten The Hatches)
13. Dntel - “Rock My Boat (Feat. Mia Doi Todd)” (Dumb Luck)
14. Electric President - “Good Morning Hypocrite” (Electric President”
15. The Weepies - “Love Doesn’t Last Too Long” (Say I Am You)
16. Kind of Like Spitting - “He Calls Me” (Bridges Worth Burning)
17. The Dismemberment Plan - “What Do You Want Me To Say?” (Emergency & I)
18. Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s - “Jen is Bringing the Drugs” (The Dust of Retreat)
19. The Last Shadow People - “My Mistakes Were Made For You” (The Age of the Understatement)
20. Bonobo - “If You Stayed Over (feat. Fink)” (Days to Come)
21. Mates of State - “Lullaby Haze” (Re-Arrange Us)
22. Uh Huh Her - “Not a Love Song” (Common Reaction)
23. Lucinda Williams - “Are You Down” (Essence)
24. Maria Taylor - “My Own Fault” (Lynn Teeter Flower)
25. Sara Bareilles - “Bottle It Up” (Little Voice)
26. Reverend and The Makers - “He Said He Loved Me” (The State of Things)
27. The Good Life - “Empty Bed” (Black Out)
28. Denison Witmer - “I Would Call You Now” (Safe Away)
29. Menomena - “Wet and Rusting” (Wet and Rusting)
30. Kinnie Star - “Please Hold My Hand” (Anything)

Left Hand Love (or: Why I’ll Be Alone on Saturday Night)

01. Jellyfish - “He’s My Best Friend” (Spilt Milk)
02. Elvis Costello - “Pump It Up” (This Year’s Model)
03. Divinyls - “I Touch Myself” (Divinyls)
04. The Beatles - “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey” (The White Album)
05. Sebadoh - “Homemade” (Bubble & Scrape)
06. Fiona Apple - “Limp” (When The Pawn…)
07. Neutral Milk Hotel - “Song Against Sex” (On Avery Island)

songs to make your ears orgasm

01. Yo La Tengo - “Sugar Cube” (I Can Hear The Heart Beating as One)
02. My Bloody Valentine - “When You Sleep”(Loveless)
03. Ride - “Vapour Trail” (Nowhere)
04. Ride - “Taste” (Nowhere)
05. Mercury Rev - “Bronx Cheer” (Boces)
06. Morphine - “Super Sex” (Yes)
07. The Wedding Present - “Take Me!” (Bizarro)
08. Stereolab - “Lo Boob Oscillator” (Refried Ectoplasm)
09. The Ocean Blue - “Cerulean” (Cerulean)
10. Roxy Music - “Avalon” (Avalon)

Songs for sitting in a forest and rethinking the meaning of life

01. The xx - “Intro” (xx)
02. Fang Island - “Dream of Dreams” (Fang Island)
03. Panda Bear - “Bros” (Person Pitch)
04. The Antlers - “Two” (Hospice)
05. Grizzly Bear - “Foreground” (Veckatimist)
06. James Blake - “Lindesfarne I” (James Blake)
07. James Blake - “Lindesfarne II” (James Blake)
08. The Tallest Man On Earth - “Burden of Tomorrow” (The Wild Hunt)
09. Kanye West - “All Of The Lights (Interlude)” (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)

My cat’s gonna rule the world!!

Let us all bow down to our furry overlords!

01. Stray Cats - “Stray Cat Strut” (Runaway Boys: A Retrospective ‘81-‘92)
02. The Presidents of the United States of America - “Kitty” (The Presidents of the United States of America)
03. Cat Stevens - “Kitty” (Early Tapes)
04. Ziggy Marley - “Black Cat” (Love is my Religion)
05. Ted Nugent - “Cat Scratch Fever” (Cat Scratch Fever [Bonus Tracks])
06. Boom Boom Kid - “Kitty” (Okey Dokey)
07. The Kinks - “Phenomenal Cat” (The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society)
08. Psapp - “Everybody Wants To Be A Cat” (Rewind!5)

Best friends forever my ass.

I’ve had to make a mix like this for myself at one point in my life (over a girl; dumb!), so I couldn’t tell whether this felt more like a “fuck you, old friend” kind of list, or almost a break-up mix. It is strange how similar the feelings are. I went with one of each!

Mix 1 - “Fuck You, Old Friend”

01. The Walkmen - “The Rat” (Bows & Arrows)
02. Health - “Die Slow” (Get Color)
03. The Wrens - “Everyone Choose Sides” (The Meadowlands)
04. Wire - “I Don’t Understand” (Read & Burn 1 EP)
05. Big Black - “Bad Penny” (Songs About Fucking)
06. Spoon - “Revenge!” (30 Gallon Tank +3 Single)
07. Cursive - “Some Read-Handed Slight of Hand” (The Ugly Organ)
08. The Thermals - “I Don’t Believe You” (Personal Life)
09. Three Mile Pilot - “Ruin” (Another Desert, Another Sea)
10. Yeasayer - “O.N.E.” (Odd Blood)

Mix 2 - “I’m Sorry, and I Miss You”

01. Depeche Mode - “Never Let Me Down Again” (Music for the Masses)
02. Sufjan Stevens - “I Walked” (The Age of Adz)
03. The Faint - “I Treat You Wrong” (Faciination)
04. Metric - “Help, I’m Alive (acoustic)” (Fantasies Bonus Disc)
05. The Mountain Goats - “Pigs That Ran Straightaway Into The Water, Triumph Of” (We Shall All Be Healed)
06. Spoon - “Out Go the Lights” (Transference)
07. Gang of Four - “We Live as We Dream, Alone” (Return the Gift)
08. The Cure - “To Wish Impossible Things” (Wish)
09. Of Montreal - “The Past is a Grotesque Animal” (Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?)
10. El Perro Del Mar - “God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” (Look! It’s El Perro Del Mar)

Wanderlust

01. The Mountain Goats - “This Year” (The Sunset Tree)
02. Old Crow Medicine Show - “Wagon Wheel” (O.C.M.S.)
03. William Elliott Whitmore - “Dry” (Song of the Blackbird)
04. The Six Parts Seven - “Sleeping Diagonally (Feat. Sam Beam)” (Lost Notes From Forgotten Songs)
05. Megafaun - “Columns” (Gather, Form & Fly)
06. The Acorn - “Low Gravity” (Glory Hope Mountain)
07. Bonnie “Prince” Billy - “Ease Down the Road” (Ease Down the Road)
08. Bowerbirds - “Olive Hearts” (Hymns for a Dark Horse)
09. The Books - “That Right Ain’t S**t” (The Lemon of Pink)
10. Califone - “Don’t Let Me Die Nervous” (Califone)
11. The Avett Brothers - “Nothing Short of Thankful” (Mignonette)
12. Great Lake Swimmers - “Various Stages” (Bodies and Minds)
13. Josh Ritter - “Leaves and Kings” (Josh Ritter)
14. Tarkio - “Keeping Me Awake” (I Guess I Was Hoping For Something More)
15. The Morning Benders - “Excuses” (Big Echo)
16. Beirut - “Nantes” (The Flying Club Cup)
17. Luke Temple - “Family Vacation” (Snowbeast)
18. Bon Iver - “Lump Sum” (For Emma, Forever Ago)
19. (Smog) - “Four Hearts in a Can” (The Doctor Came At Dawn)
20. Songs: Ohia - “I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost” (The Magnolia Electric Co.)

“I like big ass vicious noise that makes my head spin. I wanna feel it whipping through me like a fucking jolt”.

Finally, someone who just wants a bunch of noise. Here you go, Reeve. I apologize for putting so many essentials, but they’re essential for a reason.

01. Piasa - “Don’t Barkbark Up My Tree” (Realicide/Piasa split cassette)
02. Burning Star Core - “Part II” (Papercuts Theater)
03. MAMMAL - “Fog III5” (FOG III)
04. Merzbow - “Degradation of Tapes” (1930)
05. Wolf Eyes - “Stabbed in the Face” (Burned Mind)
06. Macronympha - “American Violence II”
07. Haters - “Drunk on Decay #4” (Drunk on Decay)
08. Third Organ - “Pornography of Despair” (Pornography of Despair)
09. Sickness - “No Sale, No Credit, No Tax For Prostitute” (Nitro Dragsters - A Tribute To OVMN And The Incapacitants [clear cassette])
10. Lustmord - “Heresy Part II” (Heresy)
11. Sudden Infant - “Track 1” (Radiorgasm)

im turning 25.

01. Joe Cocker - “With a Little Help From My Friends” (With a Little Help From My Friends)
02. Primal Scream - “Movin’ On Up” (Screamadelica)
03. Built to Spill - “Dystopian Dream Girl” (There’s Nothing Wrong With Love)
04. Galaxie 500 - “Strange” (On Fire)
05. 50 Cent - “In Da Club” (Get Rich or Die Tryin’)
06. Future Islands - “Swept Inside” (In Evening Air)
07. Twin Shadow - “At My Heels” (Forget)
08. Deerhunter - “Sailing” (Halcyon Digest)
09. The Tallest Man on Earth - “I Won’t Be Found” (Shallow Grave)
10. Games - “Strawberry Skies” (That We Can Play EP)
11. Justice - “TThhee PPaarrttyy” (Cross)
12. Ani DiFranco - “As Is” (Little Plastic Castle) [I do like this album but it has to have the worst cover ever - even for the 90s. I mean, whose fucking idea was that? Some record exec? And she went for it?]
13. Steve Reich – “Come Out” (Early Works)

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